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Mixed-used development with 359 homes proposed across from West Hall High
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This property off McEver Road is the proposed site for a mixed-use development with 295 homes in Oakwood. - photo by Jeff Gill

A 62-acre, mixed-use development, including 359 homes, is proposed across from West Hall High School off McEver Road.

Rosewood Active Adult Communities LLC is seeking annexation and rezoning to allow for 222 townhomes and 137 single-family homes off McEver between Chamblee Road and Westbrook Lane.

The proposal goes before the Oakwood Planning Commission at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Oakwood Planning Commission

What: Proposed annexation and rezoning for a mixed-use development across from West Hall High School

When: 7 p.m. Tuesday

Where: Oakwood City Hall, 4035 Walnut Circle

The bulk of the development, or 43 acres, is residential and would be located mostly on the Westbrook Lane side, a city map shows.

Commercial development is proposed on 16 acres on the Chamblee Road end, with another 3-acre commercial tract at the corner of McEver and Westbrook, according to the map.

“This property is ideally suited for the proposed mixed-use residential development,” Rosewood states in its application. “This development will provide much needed moderately priced housing for the area and will be an asset to the community.”

Speaking particularly of the commercial sites, Rosewood says, “There is a growing population in this area and there is a need for commercial development of the type proposed.

“Additionally, almost every corner of McEver Road is now zoned commercial or industrial.”

The area around the proposed development is dotted by houses. West Hall Baptist Church sits across the road, and West Hall Middle School also is in the area.

The road is heavily traveled and has been the site of road improvements over the past few years, including a makeover of the McEver-Chamblee intersection. Farther south, Hall County and Flowery Branch are rebuilding McEver at Gainesville Street/Jim Crow Road.

Rosewood’s plans don’t give specifics on the commercial development, such as possible tenants. Residential plans also don’t show specific house plans, just a schematic showing the streets and locations of homes.

Rosewood, which is based in Atlanta, got approval last year from Oakwood City Council for a 105-lot active-adult community off McEver Road between Old Flowery Branch Road and Crawford Oaks Drive.

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